Tom Turcich here. April 2nd, 2015 I left my home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after my friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death I've decided to make the most of each day. I walk the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas I adopted a dog, Savannah, and we've crossed every border together ever since. I write and take photos, and am hopefully getting better at both with each passing day.

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Latest Writings

Each night in my tent I do a little writing, generally these writings accumulate into a weekly post. In my writings I strive to convey the subtle variances in culture and environment, the strangeness of man, and how walking eight hours a day affects me. For a deeper dive into my experience, start reading.

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Note in the Desert

That morning I sat against the wall, sleeping bag over my legs and staring at nothing in particular.  My mind was turning gray.  I could feel it losing creativity like pigments being burnt white from the sun.  Hope was draining too.  Hope as a general sunniness near the horizon has followed me through life, but […]

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Passing Encounters

A bird not much bigger than a golf ball and the same color as the sand beneath it darted a few feet ahead, landed, then took off again.  It stayed closed to the ground and after the bird took flight I could see minuscule imprints of its claws.  For twenty minutes the bird stayed along […]

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Desert Stimulants

I flicked a bead of perspiration off the Red Bull on the table.  Ahead of me was a hundred and seventy kilometers of desert.  I figured with the help of some stimulants I’d be able to cover that in three days if I walked into the night. “I’ll need another,” I said to the young […]

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Miles Walked

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I'm in eternal gratitude to my sponsors. Their support allows me to live the dream I've had since seventeen. I'll do my best not to squander that and share my experience as best I can.